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« Reply #180 on: July 20, 2010 03:18:48 PM »

I signed up today! I registered on the website last week but it wouldn't let me log in until today. I chose "a record year for rainfall" I really wanted "first thing in the morning, last thing at night" -it was available last week but no longer.....
How long did it take you guys to get the book in the mail?
I also splurged and ordered a t-shirt (I'm t-shirt obsessed!)
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« Reply #181 on: July 20, 2010 03:53:27 PM »

I've been afraid of my book too and dealing with art block sort of. The other day I kept pulling it out. I sketched some nearby palm trees while I was waiting for a bus that I need to ink. They aren't the best but you can get the general idea. Then on the bus I sketched people's shoes which came out really poor. I figure I can always collage on top of it and keep them in the background. Because of the nature of book, with the different pages bound together, I search for a type of paper based on what medium I am working on. This feels more random and eases the pressure of working on the dreaded first page.

I was reading on another site about the artist's fear of messing up the first page. Many of them either skipped it or made a mark on it and moved on to get it started. You can always come back to it.

As for my art block.. I might cheat and sketch some pages involving my school work so I can study at the same time. I'll probably have lots of anatomy type things in there anyway.
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« Reply #182 on: July 20, 2010 10:50:47 PM »



 I was worried about where to start in my book aswell - in fear of thing not ending up being 'in order' or looking out of place.. But then I figured - if its all completely random and out of place then it will look like its on purpose in the end anyways Tongue
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« Reply #183 on: July 21, 2010 03:09:10 AM »

I'm starting today. I figure if I write it here then I have to start Cheesy

I want to at least get some backgrounds on my pages today so it's less intimidating.
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« Reply #184 on: July 21, 2010 10:09:52 AM »

I like that idea a lot - that way it doesn't have to 20 or 40 or what ever pages - it can be just the right amount

I've been worried about having it get too bulky if I leave in too many pages but this way I'll know before hand how thick it is - yeap pages first - then add the cover Smiley



That's kind of the direction I've been heading in....I might make some individual signatures and then once I'm happy with them all, I'll attach the cover.


I may wait to rebind the book until I get a few pages well on their way. That way, if I don't like what's going on, it doesn't have to be in the book. That's probably a wussy attitude, though.  Cheesy
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« Reply #185 on: July 21, 2010 01:23:07 PM »

I finally got my book today! Almost 2 weeks to the day from the time they shipped it out. Now to get started, I agree it's kind of intimidating! I love the idea of starting in the middle- calling it intermission- very clever!
Mus plan this out, I think I might pull it apart and reassemble with more pages/heavier papers too. Hmmm!
Very exciting!
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« Reply #186 on: July 21, 2010 03:41:10 PM »

I'm starting today. I figure if I write it here then I have to start Cheesy

I want to at least get some backgrounds on my pages today so it's less intimidating.

I started yesterday and I HATE the page I did.  I was drawing right on the page without a painted background, and I think you are very right - the backgrounds are really important!  I am going to paint over what I did yesterday and do a few more sets of pages too so that they are ready when I am.  But, at least I started!!!
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« Reply #187 on: July 22, 2010 02:30:03 AM »

I'm not confident about the direction I'm going in, but I have started a few pages and the covers. The cover was the main problem, but now I've slapped some paint on it it seems much less intimidating. It seemed too neat before Cheesy
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« Reply #188 on: July 22, 2010 07:13:39 AM »

I've ordered my book!  A blue cover and the theme 'and then there were none'.

I was thinking about removing the pages, and joining them together to make a few larger spreads that fold back inside the cover (a bit like an OS map, I mean), so I can work on a larger scale than just one page or a double spread.  Any one else planning on doing something like that?

I'm quite excited!
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« Reply #189 on: July 22, 2010 10:06:30 AM »

Okay, I have the sketchbook and I have my ideas.  I will also be rebinding with slightly thicker paper as this will also allow me a lot more maneuverability with the paper.  Time to get sketching.
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